Day by Day

Monday, June 24, 2019

Folks, I cannot describe just how evil Facebook is.

Stop.  Using.  Facebook.

If you’re one of the site’s 2.6 billion users, Facebook’s operators know where you are all the time, whether you’re logged on or not. They know what you’re buying, even if you’re in a brick-and-mortar shop. They scan photos you upload for biometrics. They mine your data and sell it to advertisers, but they won’t say how much of it, only that it’s a small amount, promise. 
Facebook’s not the product. We are.

When you use Facebook, you're giving all of your information to the kind of Techno-Nazis who want to control you.  And they'll end up doing so.  Their software is designed to control you, so that they can get what they want from you.

Delete your Facebook account.  It's not worth it.

I am not a fan of Virginia Creeper

I dealt with it when I lived in Virginia, mainly by mowing it over when it encroached on the yard.  But I thought what when I left Virginia, my dealings with that pest plant would be over.

Turns out people in Utah planted it as ground cover.  And then birds ate the berries, and crapped the seeds out all over the place.

The Mrs. and I just completed weekend #2 of ripping that damn weed off the back fence.  And of course, because it wouldn't be complete without some asshole plant joining in, I also removed about fifty feet of thistle.  By the time I was done I had to throw away my gloves, because they were pretty much shredded.

However, the Mrs. now has her space to plant melons and squash and other tasty things, so it was time and energy well spent.

Now to find a place to plant the six other lavender plants she picked up.  Oy vey.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Yeah, I watch stuff like this

This one caught my eye, because I use Hornady Critical Defense as my carry round, so when I see a review about it I tend to want to see how it did.


And here's where I might get a few gunnies ripping out their hair...

The real difference between self defense rounds, in how their terminal performance compares with one another, is damn near negligible for the average joe like me.

People can debate all they want about how ten inches of penetration vs. fourteen inches of penetration, and .87 inch expansion vs. .79 inch expansion, and so forth and so on, but the only real question I have is "Will it make the bad guy stop doing what he's doing so I can get away?"  And on that score, damn near every self-defense round meets the objective.  As long as the rounds work in your gun (and I've found rounds that did NOT work in my gun while trying them out at the range) then you'll be able to accomplish your goal, i.e. stop the bad guy and get home alive.

Still fun to watch.  Always worth the time to learn something new, especially when it might save your life.

Saturday, June 22, 2019


When we moved in, the only real request made by the landlord was "Please keep the lawn green".  Other than that, we have carte blanch with the yard.

However, that pretty much precludes a garden, because digging up the lawn and planting anything definitely does NOT fall into the category of keeping the lawn green.

So we now have six rather large pots, surrounded by smaller pots, all filled with dirt and new plants.  We got tomatoes, artichokes, tomatillos, herbs, rhubarb, swiss chard, all the good stuff.

Dammit, we WILL have a garden!

Friday, June 21, 2019

The comments to this article pretty much say how I feel, only nicer.

And Peter Grant says it much more politely than I can.

I have $235,000 of student debt. The first $120,000 came with a bachelor’s degree from my state school. Another $70,000 or so came with my master’s degree. The remainder is accrued interest. 
The suggested minimum monthly payment on my private debt alone is approximately $1,200. For reference: that’s nearly rent for the 600-square-foot apartment where I live with my partner in New Jersey. 
Without income driven repayment, the minimum payment amount for my federal student debt would be around $1,000. 
I would have to begin devoting half of my income to debt payment if I cared to pay it off by 2042. I can’t do that because I make just under $4,000 per month. And that income is a fairly new development in my life. Why would I choose to pay down my debt if it meant I wouldn’t be able to afford basic living expenses?


How much you want to bet his degree is in something like "African History" or "Gender Studies" or something even more worthless, like Journalism Studies.

There's no way in hell that anybody's tax dollars should go to pay off this guy's student loans.  Period.  He borrowed the money.  He spent the money.  That's his albatross to carry, no one else's. 

Or better yet, here's a thought:  Take it out of his alma mater's endowments.  Make the school pay for cheating students with worthless degrees.  That's a student debt forgiveness plan I can get behind.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Twice raping the Americans that Americans don't want to rape

Feel the Diversity!  Feel the inclusion!  Feel the results of brain-dead Marxist judges inhabiting Sanctuary Cities!

A 35-year-old White Center man who was recently released from the King County Jail after serving time for rape is now accused of tracking down the victim last weekend, pushing her out of her wheelchair and strangling and beating her in front of her young son, according to prosecutors. 
Francisco Carranza-Ramirez was supposed to board a flight to California and return to his native Mexico on Monday after King County Superior Court Judge Nicole Gaines Phelps agreed not to impose community custody, or probation, following his release from jail last week, court records show. He is now wanted on a no-bail warrant for violating conditions of his release on the rape charge, according to court records and King County sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ryan Abbott.


And when Proggie fucktards release these criminals into the USA, AMERICANS SUFFER.

Also, guns.  Get one.  So that when yet another illegal alien criminal tries to do this to you, you can shoot them in the face and end it right then and there.

Well, I know I've said it at least once...

The purpose for Twitter is so that you can see for yourself what the Enemies of America are saying and thinking.

Kinda like this.

So it's pretty much an admitted fact that Democrats want to import a new class of voters, because they can't control the old class of voters.  Straight from the horse's whore's mouth.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

So, I don't have a TV...

I don't have a facebook account, and I deleted my Twitter account.  So it wasn't until I had logged on to the intartubes today that I found out that Chiquita Kruschev had oped up her ignorant pie-hole and blurted out yet another bushel of stupidity.  While I had a bunch of words to say about that, I'll let Steven Crowder do that instead.

You know what?  I take it back.  I have no words for what kind of stupidity it takes to compare American border security to Nazi Germany.

Last I checked, people were crossing the border to get IN to this country.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Changing of my schedule

I used to blog in the morning, because I had a short commute and there wasn't much traffic, so I could sip coffee, blog and get to work on time.

Yeah, that's right out the window.  I have an hour commute right now, and that's if I leave the front door at 0700.  That gives me 15 minutes for the Rosary, an hour for PT and 45 minutes of prep before I had better be out the door, because at 0715 the roads lock up.

So I'm either going to start posting things at night for the next day, or I'm going to just post at night.

I can't wait to retire.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Went to Trader Joe's yesterday

They have plenty of things that the wife can have without causing any of her food issues to flare up.  So we go in, do a little shopping, and as we're going up and down the isles, I see a girl.

Black yoga pants so darn tight that each ass-cheek moved independently.  Purple crop top, black bra, and just a flat out rockin' body  Had I been my young, foolish self I would have been drooling.  But me being my older self, I looked at her face.

Full make-up, to include fake eyelashes.  Foundation, blush, eyeliner, the works.  And a French braid to boot.

The woman who puts on an entire face of make-up, and then dresses in clothing that leaves little to the imagination while shopping at Trader Joe's has got too many issues to even contemplate.  I don't care how rockin' that body was.  I wouldn't dip my wick in that for love or money.

No matter how good a woman looks, there's some guy out there who's sick of her shit.  And I'm willing to bet that girl has a trail of men who are sick of her.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

The Smoking Nazis have won in Utah

Went to order cigars yesterday.  Guess what I found out?  You can't order cigars online and have them delivered to Utah.

No, that's not a joke or a typo. 

Also went to Beehive Cigars (best cigar shop in SLC)  They had their usual great selection.  But their private lounge, where one used to be able to enjoy a stogie?  Closed.  Permanently.  By the Utah Clean Air act.

The loss of a cigar lounge is rather upsetting.  The inability to order cigars online is flat out infuriating.  The Mrs. and I are appropriately outraged.

However, there's a little town just across the Utah/Wyoming border that has a post office, and where I can obtain a post office box.  And given that the Mrs. and I will be visiting this town about once a month (much cheaper prices on alcohol, food, ammunition....  hell, everything) I will be getting said PO box, and I'll have my cigars shipped there.  It'll increase the cost of my cigars by about $120 a year, but I figure that's worth it.

I'll not be told that I can't engage in a legal activity by the various nanny-state twatwaffles.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

How many American lives have been lost because Democrats won't allow them to fight to win?

Seriously, how many?

Truman, after convening the National Security Council, also chose not to answer MacArthur’s request for orders. “This present telegram is not to be taken in any sense as a directive. Its purpose is to give you something of what is in our minds.” U.S. troops’ successful resistance would demonstrate that aggression does not pay and would encourage others to believe in America’s pledges of assistance. “We recognize, of course, that continued resistance might not be militarily possible with the limited forces with which you are being called upon to meet large Chinese armies…if we must withdraw from Korea, it [must] be clear to the world that that course is forced upon us by military necessity.” Translated from bureaucratese, the message was: hold on with the forces and restrictions you’ve got, regardless of how many American lives it costs. 
And cost it did. Some three fourths of the Americans killed in Korea died after the U.S. government stopped trying to win the war. Since Truman’s decision taught the world that no-win wars were now the American ruling class’s modus operandi, the cost of three later generations’ wars, including the incalculable toll of domestic decay resulting from Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, should also be added in.

Truman screwed Korea.  Lyin' Bastard Johnson got us into Viet Nam, but wouldn't let us fight to win.  Jimmuh Carter fucked up Iran.  Blow-Job Clinton got Americans massacred in Somalia.  The death count went up in Afghanistan under Obama, and of course he pretty much assured ISIS that it could kill at will and he wouldn't do anything about it.  That doesn't even begin to touch Obama's "red line" in Syria that ended up with untold millions dead.

I am afraid to recommend that anyone join the military, because at some point in the future we will have a Democrat president again, and a Democrat as Commander-in-Chief seems intent on sacrificing American lives in order to impress his globalist buddies, not to actually win a war.


So there's an app store that you can use to avoid giving Google or Apple your money.  It's called Aptoide.

I'm giving it a try.  Because fuck Google.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Happy 244th!

To the greatest fighting force in the world, the US Army!

Yeah, gotta toot my own horn a bit.

If you want to know what Democrats think of you, just listen to their own words.

Like this:

While speaking from the floor of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, did her bit to foment hate and possible violence against Trump supporters by reading a constituent letter calling Trump supporters dumb, ignorant racists.

The person who wrote that letter calling us all dumb, ignorant racists is, get this, a "Christian" pastor.  Yeah.

Additionally, the letter Fudge read called the Republican Party a Trump cult and Democrats are apparently not being violent enough in their opposition.

Jump if you're feeling froggy, you Marxist shitstain.  You'll see just how quickly the switch gets flipped.

There's no talking with these people.  As many others have pointed out time and time again, you cannot have a debate with someone who thinks you are evil incarnate.  You can't compromise with someone who thinks you have no right to exist.

New House Blues

The internet is supposed to get set up today.  Hopefully by the time the day is over, I'll be able to connect at home.

And then I can get back to blogging without having to schedule posts.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sound Advice

And it's not even political.

I think that what makes a Soldier a Soldier, and it's both a crowning achievement and the greatest liability, is that they can keep going through unbelievable amounts of damage.  The phrase "Suck it up and drive on!" has been yelled at more troops than can be counted.  And we do.  Until we can't.  And typically by that time, it's too late to prevent the damage from being permanent.

I'm currently sitting here with a jacked-up lower back and a sesamoid bone that's split in half.  And I'm not combat arms anymore.  Those days are long gone, but the Army does what the Army does and you get beat up.  I've had two different doctors warn me that I'll have to stop running.  Do I listen?

Take a guess.

Infantry guys are even worse.  Tankers?  Ever notice how tankers all seem to limp as they get into their thirties?  AIRBORNE!  DEATH FROM ABOVE!  With not a single vertebrae left intact.

I'm thinking we should all take Bill's advice right about now.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Oh, this ain't going to end well

A bunch of illegal aliens from the Congo...

That would be the current epicenter of the EBOLA VIRUS...

Just got released in San Antonio.

When Ebola hits in the USA, that's it, we're done.  The death count is going to be in the millions.  Just think about how tightly packed we are in the cities, and how little we do to control the hoards of people who shit in the streets right next to used heroin needles.

Our lack of border control is going to bite us in the ass, hard.  Harder.

Yep, we got a house

Now we're doing some cleaning and prepping.  The landlord was doing touch-up to the place, but we said we would do it if we could get the keys a couple days early.

So once again, posting will be a little light.  But hey, I have a blogroll!

Monday, June 10, 2019

Make them bleed

Oberlin College just got hit with an $11 million judgement for their hatred and bigotry.

Short short version:  An Oberlin College student tried shoplifting from a bakery.  He got caught.  Two other students, friends and lookouts for the shiplifter tried to pull a "WE DINDU NUFFIN" bullshit act, and they were all arrested.  And of course, being Dindu Nuffin's they claimed racism.  However, in court the three students plead guilty to theft and admitted that there was no racial profiling.

Now, here's where it gets really ugly.

In between the time they were arrested and the time they plead guilty, the Dindus ran around the college claiming that the bakery they tried to steal from was racist.  And Oberlin College decided that yes indeed, let's ruin this business for all time because we are nothing but a pack of howling Social Justice Warriors, and ruining the livelihoods of good, honest, hard working people is what we do.

The top link up there goes to Legal Insurrection, which has a great summary of the case and the result.  Needless to say, the cluelessness, arrogance, stupidity and blind knee-jerk reactions of Oberlin College should be Exhibit A on why the university system in America needs to be burned to the ground.  Despite the $11 million verdict, there's no guarantee that the bakery in question is going to be able to continue operating.  So a business that has sustained five generations of the same family will most likely shut down, because the mentally diseased shitbags in charge of Oberlin College wanted to taste blood, so they rounded up a hate-mob and got them some blood.

This is Nazi Germany levels of scapegoating.

Roger Copeland, a retired Oberlin College professor of theater and dance, was in the courtroom and seemed ecstatic after the jury came back with their verdict. Prof. Copeland is somewhat famous in the courtroom for getting this response on a Raimondo text to co-workers after a letter-to-the editor he wrote was critical of the school for their handling of the Gibson’ affair. “Fuck him,” Raimondo responded in a text message about Copeland. “I’d say unleash the students if I wasn’t convinced this needs to be put behind us.” 
“I’m exhilarated by this verdict,” Copeland said, whose wife Michele worked at the school in food service and testified she was under orders by the school to cut the business off from the cafeteria bagels and pastries they provided because of the student unrest. 
“What is most amazing about this trial is that the public was able to see what the process really was in how the school goes about its business,” Copeland said. “It’s almost like the mask has been ripped off the face and we can now see what the face really looks like.”

There are maybe a handful of colleges and universities that are worth going to.  The rest are nothing more than Marxist indoctrination factories that churn out drones who cannot think for themselves.  Oberlin College is a prime example of that.  To hell with them all.

Sunday, June 09, 2019

Well, I think we have a house

Not the house we wanted but nothing in life is perfect.  It's within our budget, it's within commuting distance, and it will do what we need.

We've been told that we have been accepted as the tenants.  We still need to sign the lease.  Fingers crossed!

The house that we wanted, or rather the house within our budget that was in the TOWN that we wanted, was just a hurdle too far.  It required a substantial amount of work in order to be livable.  We were willing to do that.  But then we were told to go fill out an application online, and found out there was a rather large fee attached to said application, and the Ragin' Mrs threw up her hands and said "Nope, not doing it."

Ah well.

Saturday, June 08, 2019

Stats on gun crime that you should know.

2% of American counties accounted for 51% of murders in this country.  On the flip side, 54%of American counties had no murders at all.

You can go read the rest.  In fact, you should go read it right now, because the next time some gun-grabbing shitweasle tries to whine about teh CHILLUNS you need to beat them with a clue-by-four.  Publicly.  I doubt you will change their mind, but the people around who are listening in might have their minds changed.

And it seems like a good idea to post this again.

We don't need gun control, we need Democrat control.

Friday, June 07, 2019

Corrupt Democrat doesn't have to face any questions from the media

What a shocker.

An investigation by Minnesota’s Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board into Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) found she violated campaign finance laws dating back to when she served a single term in the State House of Representatives from 2016-2018. 
But conservative Twitter quickly uncovered a more shocking detail in the report: she filed joint tax returns with a man she wasn’t married to. The report states that Omar filed joint tax returns in 2014 and 2015 with Ahmed Hirsi, even though she was married to Ahmed Nur Said Elmi from 2009-2017.

The Somalis that have occupied the Twin Cities have a history of fraud and crime.  It should be no shock that when you elect someone from a group of corrupt criminals, you will uncover evidence of their corruption.  But since the corrupt criminal is A)  Female, B)  Black, and C)  Muslim, there's not a single chance in hell that the media will dare ask any hard questions about her.

One rule for corrupt criminal followers of a pedophile prophet, and another rule for conservatives.  This is how the next Civil War advances.

Why yes, the Mueller investigation WAS a witch hunt

Just ask the people involved.

Now that Mueller has ended his probe finding no election collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, 10 witnesses and targets of his sprawling, $35 million investigation agreed to speak with RealClearInvestigations because they are no longer in legal jeopardy. They include several people who became household names during the two-year probe – including George Papadopoulos, Carter Page and Roger Stone – as well as lesser-known figures whose lives were also upended and finances imperiled when they came into Mueller’s crosshairs. 

Anyone with half a brain knew that the Mueller investigation was a load of flaming horse shit.  But the damage done to people was real.  And the real criminals, Hillary Clinton, Barry O'Bumblefuck and his corrupt administration, are walking around free, laughing their asses off.

Thursday, June 06, 2019


Words cannot express what it means.  Hell, pictures barely do the job.

So I'm just going to be silent for a moment.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

When a tool has fulfilled it's purpose and is no longer needed, you discard the tool

That's a good warning to all the little proto-marxists pushing for Marxism in the government.  When their useful life has expired, they'll be discarded.  Just ask what Uncle Joe did to the Useful Idiots on the USSR.

But I digress.

The tools in question, who are also undoubtably Marxist, are the American Universities that churn out garbage degree after garbage degree without actually forcing their students to learn anything other than hysterical SJW propaganda and bullshit.

Last month at a conference in London, the distinguished British philosopher Sir Roger Scruton added his voice to this chorus when responding to a questioner who complained of the physical ­violence meted out to conservative students at Birkbeck University. 
There were two possible responses to this situation, Sir Roger said. One was to start competing institutions, outside the academic establishment, that welcomed conservative voices. 
The other possibility was “get rid of universities altogether.” 
That response was met with enthusiastic applause.
Were I a business owner that dealt with matters not related to the hard sciences, I would consider a liberal arts degree a negative on any prospective applicant.  Any degree that ends in "Arts" or "Studies" can be tossed right in the trash can, as you can be sure that the holder of that degree is so soaked in Marxist indoctrination that you couldn't get a decent worker out of them if you tried.  The American University system at this day and age pumps out Marxist drones with no real skills or talents, loaded down with a house-worth of debt, who couldn't be trusted to do the right thing if you paid them a million dollars.

Sure, we need doctors to go to school.  But for every doctor we produce, we churn out thousands of English majors that can't find a job.  For every engineer, there are thousands of people getting a Gender Studies degree.  When the actual, useful degrees being awarded are less than 50% of the population, you're paying too much good money for trash.

On a side note, I can see the online universities overtaking the brick-and-mortar schools.  Unless you're a virtue-signaling elitist or SJW, why pay six figures for a degree you can get for $20,000 or less?

Tuesday, June 04, 2019


So, it looks like that no matter what, I'm going to have a commute of 45 minutes to an hour on the road.  The closer to get to Salt Lake City, the more the rents go up, and quite frankly the Army doesn't pay me enough to live close to where the unit sits.  Not unless I want to dump all my crap and move in to a studio apartment.

And before I do that, I dump all my crap and move in to an RV.  At least at the end of the tour I'd have a paid-off RV to live in, rather than paying buttloads of cash to live surrounded by hipsters and college students in a shoebox with the sound-proofing of a tin can.

I figure that six months out of the year I'll be on the motorcycle, so that'll be OK on the gas bill.  Luckily, no matter where we live there are job opportunities for the Mrs. much closer, so her gas-guzzling truck won't eat up the paycheck.

Still, I'm glad this is my last stop.  I'm a little tired of moving around and trying to find a house in some of the most craptastic real estate markets.

Monday, June 03, 2019

Holy &^%$# House Rentals, Batman

Sooooo, I don't know if anyone has lived in or around Salt Lake City in the past.  I can recall living here when I was a long-haired hippy child, but that was in the 90's.  One of the Chaplains I worked with bought a house here in the mid-2000's, and his mortgage in this current day and age wouldn't get you half a duplex.

The Ragin' Mrs and I, and yes with house hunting in this market she is the RAGIN' MRS, have been trying to find a decent rental house.  Now, keep in mind that I'm stationed in Salt Lake City.  I cannot afford to live in Salt Lake City.  So we are looking an hour away from my duty station, and we're still batting 0.000 right now.  I think you could rent out a cardboard box on the sidewalk for at least $500, and have five applications by the second day it was on the market.

Good Lord.  I cannot wait to retire, and then move to where I want to live.  Of course, there's no guarantee that I can afford anything by that point.

Sunday, June 02, 2019

Makes sense to me

The most sexually satisfied group of people are conservative religious heterosexual people.

When asked about the sexual satisfaction each of these individuals experience in their relationships, it was found that highly religious couples report the highest levels. The women in these highly religious relationships have a particularly high score. 
By comparison, couples with mixed religious viewpoints or completely secular ideology report lower satisfaction levels.

1)  Conservative religious heterosexual couples probably worry less about if their partner is cheating on them, given that we look at marriage as a Sacrament and not just a legal document.

2)  We never have to try to figure out if our spouse is a man today, or if xir is a woman for the morning but not the night, etc etc etc.  Also, since we are not generally married to such people, our spouse is generally not bat-shit crazy.

3)  I don't read romance novels, but I'm pretty sure that there's not a lot of steamy books written about limp-wristed soy-boys who always cave in to their girl's demands.  But men who believe in a hierarchy, and that they're the head of the family?  Strong, masculine men?  Yep.

Yes, two of those three are somewhat tongue in cheek, but I'll point out that all good humor has a bit of the truth in it.  I'm also willing to bet that conservative, religious heterosexual couples have higher satisfaction because they haven't been polluted with modernist, Marxist feminist bullshit that causes so many of the problems in a relationship, and a good relationship leads to good sex.  That might sound backwards, but it's the truth.  The more effort you put into making your relationship with your spouse solid and successful, the better your sex life will turn out to be, because the both of you are actively working to please your partner, and not being greedy shits.

The more self-absorbed a person is, the less they care about pleasing their partner, and there's nothing more self-absorbed and narcissistic than a Marxist.  The more politically Left you are, the more you're likely to be a self-absorbed, entitled asshole, and that leads to bad sex.

So, in order to have mind-blowing orgasms, you need to get you some old-time religion.  Booyah, baby!

Saturday, June 01, 2019

Friday, May 31, 2019

Posting will be a bit light

Wrapping up vacation with my family, and then continuing on the journey.  I don't have much of an internet connection out where I'm at, and I don't know what I'll have on the road.

Rest assured that short of a storm washing me into a gully, or some act of God, I'll be back up sometime soon.

Thursday, May 30, 2019


Apparently, when you cut down a tree, the proper verbiage to use is to loudly announced "TIMBER!" and then move away from the base of the tree as it topples over.  Unfortunately, I tried to do just that, but.....

What came out of my mouth sounded more like "BWAAA HAAA HAAA OH MY GOD I LOVE CHAINSAWS THIS IS AWESOME!"

I'll try to do better next time.  But hey, chainsaws, amirite?

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

C'mon, Self, we can do this!

Three and a half hours with a chainsaw, cutting trees into firewood.  The Ragin' Parents have had part of their property logged, and not all the logs are fit for the mill.  Those that are rejected get piled up, and they are either burned as part of a slash pile, or they're cut up for firewood.

Well, my parents use wood heat, and they go through about five to eight cords of wood a winter, depending on conditions.

One cord of wood = a stack of wood 4' X 4' X 8'.  So we're talking 128 cubic feet of cut, dried, split lumber.

Needless to say, Dad isn't going to let all that free firewood just go to waste.  So since I had my chainsaw with me, and of course he has his own, we set to work with a purpose.  Both of us burned through three tanks of gas in three and a half hours, and the jumbled stack of logs slowly turned into neat stacks of cut rounds.  They'll stay where they are while they dry, until it's time to split them.

Waking up today was an experience in making sure I didn't turn over too quickly, lest my lower back explode out in a gruesome display.

I used to do this shit all day, every summer day, and then go out and run around like a crazy person.  Damn, I got old.  At least I can take pleasure in the fact that come the holidays, we'll be kept warm by that stack of wood.

Bias Confirmation

That is, the confirmation of bias in the DNC propaganda mill known as the US Media.

That correlation turned out to be quite pronounced: Of all 15 verified national-level journalists in our subset, we couldn’t find a single article, by any of them, that was markedly critical of Antifa in any way. In all cases, their work in this area consisted primarily of downplaying Antifa violence while advancing Antifa talking points, and in some cases quoting Antifa extremists as if they were impartial experts.

As Instapundit keeps saying, just think of the Media as Democrat Party activist with bylines, and it all becomes clear.

Monday, May 27, 2019

The Masochism of the Media

With Thomas Jefferson quotes!

In Flanders Fields the poppies grow....

Doing a Memorial Day event with my dad and his group.  They'll be reading off the names of all the veterans who died in our county over the past year.  The reading of the names will take at least ten minutes.

We all return to dust.  Some return via a sacrifice for their country.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

A random photo from my travels

Even with all the traveling I've done, I've only seen a fraction of what this country has.

Friday, May 24, 2019


Today, I sat on my parent's front porch, drinking coffee, smoking a cigar, and enjoying a Northwest rain storm.

Given that I've spent the past couple of years living in an area where an average rainy day could drown a whale, it was a rather nice change of pace.

Glacier National Park.  Just flat out awesome.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Closer than they know

The Tale of Two Coups, with special emphasis on this paragraph:

It is unclear to me how many of the plotters will end up in the poor house or jail – sadly I suspect most will skate – which means that the distrust of government which fired up the Tea Party and the Trump campaign is not going to dissipate. So far, and so long as some perp walks occur fairly soon, that distrust has not mutated into violence but it could. The wrong person (Comey say) pulling a “don’t you know who I am?” schtick to the wrong crowd could be just the right spark that leads to a broad selection of new lamp post decorations drawn from the senior ranks of the administrative state, congress and the media. I am quite sure that a lot of Trump/Tea Party sorts would not spend a lot of time mourning these lot being shuffled off this mortal coil somewhat prematurely, and that is, in itself, a major cause for alarm. The delporables, the bitter, gun and religion clinging hicks from the sticks, can see how they are being ignored and generally taken for granted (when not being actively insulted) and there’s a limit to how far they can be pushed. I think (fear) we are a lot closer to that limit than most people in Washington DC believe.

I've said this multiple times, and I'll say it again:  The Tea Party was the polite, civil response to the government's abuse of power.  Donald Trump is the impolite, yet still civil response to the government's abuse of power.  If our self-entitled ruling elite continue to refuse to listen, and push this country further into totalitarianism, the next response will be un-civil.

And yes, that point is a lot closer than most people in Washington D.C. could even think of.  If the entire Democrat Party leadership was hung from lamp-posts for their crimes against the Constitution, I would consider it a good start.  I wouldn't shed one tear, and I wouldn't help the authorities figure out who did it, as the "authorities" have proven themselves to be nothing more than DNC goons.

And despite my nom de cyber, I'm actually fairly moderate in how I respond to threats.  Which means there are a whole lot more people writing "PELOSI" and "AOC" on the cases of whatever long-distance rounds they're happy with.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019


I've been to a few national parks in my day.  The Badlands was an experience where every time we rounded a bend in the road, we had to stop and take pictures.

This is what they do in their countres

And this is what they do in ours.

Precinct Minneapolis Crime Watch page said that University of Minnesota (U of M) police were requesting assistance from Minneapolis police (MPD) and Metro Transit police for “a group of 8-10 males chasing people with hammers” and that some people were injured. A Facebook post a minute later on Minneapolis Scanner page said that the three police departments were responding to “multiple [911] calls” about “10-12 Somali teen males armed with hammers chasing people,” also with “several injuries reported.” Both Facebook pages regularly post summaries of police scanner audio.

Bleeding heart liberal dipshits moved hundreds of thousands of Somalis into our country, claiming that they were "refugees" and needed to live here to be safe.  No one bothered to actually look around and see that it was Somalis butchering other Somalis and anyone else who wasn't from their little tribe.

We don't have magic dirt in this country that transforms people into Americans.  If you bring a bunch of low-IQ, inbred, Islamic barbarian savages into this country, they will do what they have always done because they are a bunch of low-IQ, inbred, Islamic barbarian savages and just moving them to America is NOT GOING TO CHANGE THAT.

So now we have low-IQ, inbred, Islamic barbarian savages going on a rampage in a city that welcomed them and gave them opportunities that they never could have had back in their country.  Do not be surprised if the scorpion you're cuddling stings the ever-living shit out of you.  That is what a scorpion does.  If there is anything that musloids are good at, it is infesting a civilization and destroying it, while being completely incapable of replicating that which they are destroying.

Monday, May 20, 2019

You know you're down South when....

On the description of a Church, there is the phrase "Yankee Army camp" included.

They have a Soldier from the Revolutionary War buried in their cemetery, as well as multiple Civil War vets. 

So much for that free press

It'd kind of odd that while I've had access to news channels for the past week, I've heard absolutely zero about this.

Carmody claims he was restrained in handcuffs for nearly six hours as the authorities ransacked his home, seizing “laptops, phones and hard drives — including all the images and documents he had archived from his 29-year career as a reporter and cameraman,” the report adds. 
Law enforcement officials have neither denied nor contradicted the freelancer’s version of events. The San Francisco Police Department has not yet returned Carmody’s equipment. The raid, which was approved by two trial court judges, also included agents from the FBI. 
And all because Carmody refused to give up a confidential source, as is his right. The mayor sees it differently, though, and she is digging in.

If we had a free and independent media in this country, they would probably be raising hell right now.  But since the media in this country is nothing more than the Democrat Party Media Machine, they're not going to say a peep about a journo in deep-blue commie country in their favorite state.

Fuck 'em all.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Finally went to Wall Drug

Plenty of knick-knacks, but the Mrs. needed a Jackalope.  Many moons ago, a Soldier and I convinced another troop from Chicago that Jackalopes existed, and were running rampant over the Mid-West.  She bought that line for about a month, but eventually figured it out.  After she took a drive-about to a couple of Mid-West states, she brought back a little jackalope bobblehead figurine, and the Mrs. kept that in her car for years.  It eventually broke in one move or another, and she's been without a jackalope for a while.  Well, that's been taken care of.

They also have buffalo burgers.  Which are awesome. 

We expected some touristy schlock, and they certainly have that in spades.  But they have lots of cool stuff here.  If we weren't in the middle of a move, we'd have added some clothing and quite a few books to our stuff.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

The FBI is a nest of vipers. Backstabbing, anti-American vipers

Don't believe me?  Go read this, and tell me I'm wrong.

I wouldn't trust the FBI any further than I could throw them at this point.  They are a corrupt, unaccountable, anti-American group of thugs for the Left.  They can all go to hell.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Planting season came late

Stopped in to Iowa to visit an old friend.  All the fields are being worked like there's no tomorrow.  My friend does some work for one of his friends who owns several acres, and he says that his friend will be operating the planters 24-7.  The fields would normally be prepped in April, but the ground is so wet that they couldn't get the tractors and machinery onto the land.  He says there's springs popping out of hillsides that never should exist.

Prepare for your food bills to go up, folks.  The farmers are working like mad, but I think that the late start combined with crappy conditions is going to make for a short harvest.

Lake Erie

Taken last week

SSRI meds and gun violence has a post up that's worth reading.  I haven't completed it yet, so I can't formulate an opinion, but I strongly suggest that everyone take a gander.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

So we were staying with friends

Friends who enjoy good food. And the Mrs. and I just came from Cajun country, essentially.  And there was much begging, and quivering of lower lips, and thus the past three dinners have been:

Shrimp and Grits, Bacon-wrapped Gouda-stuffed chicken, with sides of green beans.

Paneed meat with white gravy, sweet potatoes with candied pecans, and banana pudding.

Hoppin John, greens, and buttermilk pie.

I won't have to eat for the next few days.  Back to driving my ass off.


May have posted this one before.  Posting it anyways.

Monday, May 13, 2019

For the record, I'm for it

"It" being the return of the Pinks and Greens to the Army Uniform.

The Blues have a history to them, but they don't resonate as much as the Pinks and Greens, mainly because there isn't photo history of the Blues as a daily uniform.

For those who don't know, the Blues, with their mis-matched pants and coat, date back to the American-Indian wars, where Soldiers would be issued on uniform.  They would pack up their wool coats and wear the pants for daily use.  When it came time for formal inspection, they would unpack their coats and put them on, but because they wore their pants every day, the pants would be bleached to a lighter color than the coats.  Which led to the Blues, a Navy Blue coat and Royal Blue pants.  Today it's called the Army Service Uniform.  The Greens died a well deserved death some years ago. The Army Greens were best looked upon as a 70's polyester suit in a disgusting shade of green.  I cheered when the Army scraped the Greens in favor of the ASU.  I am cheering again as the Blues once again go to being a Dress Uniform, and the Pinks and Greens come in as the daily wear.

There have been plenty of uniforms I didn't like.  I loath the beret.  I couldn't stand the ACUs.  But this, I can support without reservation. 

Sunday, May 12, 2019

The Narrative Continues

And men are not women, nor women men, no matter what the politically correct narrative pushers insist.

It's simple science.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019


Guess where we were?  And now we're visiting more friends.

I really really hope the Democrats push forward with their Contempt Proceedings

And I really really hope the Trump administration continue to tell them to pound sand.  And in my dream world, AG Barr comes in and arrests every Democrat that voted FOR the contempt charge.  Why would they be arrested?  For attempting to coerce AG Barr into committing a crime.

I'm not a legal scholar, and I don't have the time or inclination to look up the relevant statutes as I'm currently on the road and getting ready to head out.  But I'm pretty sure that using government force to coerce someone into committing a crime is in and of itself a crime.  I mean, if he were being told to release the un-redacted report or he would get audited by the IRS, that's a crime, right?  So a contempt vote designed to try to get him to release the un-redacted report, WHICH IS ILLEGAL, is a crime, right?

It'll never happen, of course.  But the thought of it makes me smile.

A piece of sanity

At least one person is willing to speak out regarding the males who claimed to be female in order to compete with the girls.

Selina’s mother, Stanescu, told The Daily Signal that she has done “everything that I thought would be possible to help this and just open a conversation” about what’s happened in Connecticut and what could happen should Congress pass the Equality Act.  
“The doors have been shut over and over again,” Stanescu said. “People are afraid to speak.”
I can write a four-page essay, but a picture is worth a thousand words, right?

I would also point out that the athlete willing to speak out still hasn't quite learned her lesson:

Selina says all this while making clear she supports athletes “being true to themselves.”
“I have friends in school who are transgender and I know when they are struggling to come out or deciding to come out, I was there supporting them,” she said. “And when they were freshly out, I was caring towards them. I was never rude or disrespectful.” 
But the situation in sports has “nothing to do with their gender identity and how they feel,” Selina said. “It has to do with what is right and what is fair in athletics.” 
Looking forward to her senior year, Selina said she hopes to run track in college. She referred to the long jump event as her “safe haven” where “the results were fair no matter what, because it was girls competing against girls.” 
“But now, unfortunately,” she said with a disappointed look on her face, “one of those athletes has started to compete in long jump. So now none of my events are safe.”
As long as she keeps supporting and encouraging people who are mentally ill and mutilate their bodies as they succumb to their mental illness, she will continue to get the same result.  But she's young.  She still has plenty of time to learn.

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Buy more ammo

Because Vanderleun is spot on correct.

Kids and adult-adolescents may think it’s about “The Family of Man” and “the greater good,” but it’s really always and eternally about “Who-Whom?” The leadership of the LeftLibProgs knows their Iron Lung Economics right down to the last pile of ash in the ovens of Auschwitz and the last shattered skull in the muck of The Killing Fields. You’re next.

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Checked one off the bucket list

The Mrs. and I visited Mount Vernon the other day, to include George Washington's distillery.  I highly recommend them both.

The two top selling semi-auto rifles of 2018 are...

Pistol Caliber Carbines.

I wonder if other gun makers will take notice.

Link should be fixed now.  Sorry.

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Oh sweet bags of money, flying away, away, away.....

So the Mrs, who drives our towing vehicle, was dealing with issues that relate to older cars.  Problem is, as we're still in mid-move, we need a towing vehicle. 

So the older Ragin' mobile is traded in, and the Mrs. is now the proud driver of a new-ish Dodge Ram 1500 Bighorn.

We bought it used, which is the only reason I'm not in the hospital recovering from the raping I just took to my budget.  We got a damn good deal on it, and it's far less than a new truck, but it's still a significant outlay of money.  Good grief.  This thing had better last for two decades.

F**k Twitter with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire

Twitter wants to ban more conservatives.  There's no point in being part of a platform that's nothing but blue-checkmark leftists yelling "ORANGE MAN BAD" over and over.

The only real use of Twitter is to see what the enemy is discussing, and I don't need an account to do that.  So I deleted my account.  I had been using Twitter less and less as time went by, and I have no reason to continue to support them by my content.

Sunday, May 05, 2019

New Tires

Got a set of new tires on the Ragin' Car.  The old ones were the ones that came with it when I bought it new, but they had issues.  They kept springing small leaks.  I would have to air one up at least once a month, and it always changed.  They weren't bad, just kinda problematic, and had 25,000 miles on them.  That's not their wear out range, but I figured I'd gotten the good years out of them anyways.  That won't do on a country-wide tour.  I can't have a flat tire in the middle of the MidWest.  So we went to the preferred tire place and got a new set. 

The Mrs. has Michelin Defender tires on her car, which she got at my insistence.  Good tires are key to good performance, since they are the only things connecting the car to the road.  Once she got the good tires on, she was blown away.  Better performance.  Quiet ride.  Shorter stopping distance.  Good handling on wet roads.

So we got a set of the same for my car.  It's a world of difference.  And now I can continue my trip without worrying about what's going to happen in the middle of Ohio or South Dakota.

Good tires.  Buy them.  They are worth it.

The Catholic Church used to have martial orders

We need to bring them back.

CNN covered the January controversy surrounding Nick Sandmann and his fellow Covington Catholic School students 23 times, yet thus far hasn’t covered footage of children at a Philadelphia Islamic center reading poetry about chopping off heads. 
Video from last month of kids at the Philadelphia Muslim American Society (MAS) Islamic Center showed them reading about chopping off heads and subjecting the enemies of Allah to “eternal torture.”

This is what happens when you allow a Satanic 7th Century death cult into your country.  This is what they do in their countries, and this is what they will do in ours.

I know that Jorge Bergolio is too busy having sex with his boyfriend and enjoying the power of the papal seat to bother with such things as a Satanic death cult that wants to wipe out all Catholics.  But don't think that the laity are just sitting around and doing nothing.  Bergolio will be dead one day, and the Church he's trying to destroy will live on.  It'll just be smaller, and more willing to defend itself.

Saturday, May 04, 2019

Every place has its own smell

Vicksburg smelled like mold.  With the surrounding forests, the swamp climate and the fact that things never really got cold, there was a constant state of decay surrounding the place, which meant that the leaf mold never stopped.


Virginia smells....  fresh.

If it weren't for the gawd-awful taxes here, I'd consider moving here when I retire.  But I won't give that much of my income to the government, and the business climate here is, well, crappy outside of the major urban areas.  There are lots of things I love about Virginia, but in my opinion it's outweighed by the high taxes and the control of the state by liberal bat-shit crazy NoVa and VA Beach.

Still, I do love to visit my friends here.

Friday, May 03, 2019

Yep. The Left is completely delusional.

Crap I'm doing while I don't have to do anything

Can you believe I've never actually sat down and watched one of these all the way through?

Thursday, May 02, 2019

The Natchez Trace

So, the Mrs. and I have now driven the Natchez Trace Parkway from bottom to top.  It's a gorgeous drive.  On day one, we were going to try to make it to Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, but we had to chose between interstate driving and seeing the Hermitage, or taking the Trace.  We chose the trace, and we both feel like we made the right choice.

Had some thunderstorms.  Saw on the news that the Upper Peninsula of Michigan actually got some snow.  In May.  So much for that Glo-bull Warming, eh?

Since I'm setting this post up on a schedule, I'll keep away from the news, because anything I type might be out of date by the time you're reading this.  Of course, I could write about how the Democrats are shitting themselves on a national scale over the Mueller report, and that will be the same no matter what day it is.  Listening to the news on the radio, I could only shake my head as I heard the Democrats ramble on and on about this perceived crime, or that perceived illegality, all while Attorney General Barr put up with them and showing more patience than I could ever imagine.  Especially with that walking pile of shit Nadler. 

Anyways, more driving.  And then, hanging with friends for a bit.  And then more driving.

Holy hell

Found this at Kim du Toit's place.  You need to read this.  All of it.

We don't know how lucky we are that Trump got elected, but we're finding out.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Let's do this

Crap like this makes me want to hang people from lamp-posts

Especially EPA bureaucrats and 9th Circus judges.

The Obama Justice Department prosecuted U.S. Navy veteran Joe Robertson for digging ponds on his Montana property to fight forest fires, resulting in the then-78-year-old going to federal prison for 18 months starting in 2016 and being fined $130,000, The Daily Signal reported. 
The 9th U.S. Circuit of Appeals affirmed the ruling the following year, including the jail time and a requirement that the $130,000 be deducted from Robertson’s Social Security checks.

They punished him for releasing dredge into "navigable waters".  He was digging pits to hold water for fire-fighting trucks because he lives in the woods, far away from any river that you can navigate.

The 9th Circuit, in its decision, said, “In the process of creating these ponds, Robertson discharged dredged and fill material into the surrounding wetlands and an adjacent tributary, which flows to Cataract Creek. Cataract Creek is a tributary of the Boulder River, which in turn is a tributary of the Jefferson River — a traditionally navigable water of the United States.”

At this point, the 9th Circus is stretching so hard to make their case that I'm amazed they don't snap in half.  But this is the San Francisco representative court, so I'm certain they find themselves in all kinds of odd positions. 

If the 9th Circus issues a ruling that allows a crack-head to walk free, and that crack-head buys some crack from his dealer, and his dealer shoots a rival, is the 9th Circus now held liable for the death of the drug-dealer's rival?  Why not?  How many layers of separation are required for those black-robed fucktards, as opposed to us Normal Americans?

You want a shooting war?  Idiotic bullshit like this that ruins Normal Americans is how you get a shooting war.  I guarantee you that nobody in that man's family will ever trust the US Government again.  And sadly, they have no reason to do so.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

If you don't know what a Dobro is....

It's like a cross between a slide guitar and a lap steel.  And here's the best example of it I've ever heard:

Which is followed by this:

Turning in the internet router

And our cell phone service sucks out here, so don't expect much of a post from me for some time.

Hittin' the road, y'all!

And YouTube is prepping the battlefield for 2020.  They're not going to allow conservatives to communicate the way they did in 2015 and 2016. 


Friday, April 26, 2019

Why yes, I'd enjoy dumping even more into my ruck

As if packing my house up wasn't fun, I decided that I wasn't busy enough, so today I'm teaching a Basic Rider Course.

I will be drinking tonight.

We must nuke the publik skool sistim from orbit

It's the only way to be sure.

Government school officials in California think it is “really important” to teach children about pedophilia and pederasty in the classroom because it is a “sexual orientation.” That is according to a top official for California's Brea Olinda School District, who admitted to parents that it was being done — and that it would continue, despite the outrage. The implications are mind-blowing.  

The stunning admission came after a parent-information meeting last month for the Brea Olinda Unified School District (BOUSD). Stephanie Yates, founder of Informed Parents of California, asked school officials why they were “teaching pedophilia in school to 9th graders.” But instead of a denial that such an atrocity was taking place, a top school official confirmed it was happening and acted like there was nothing wrong with it. 

The goal of the publik skool sistim is not to educate your child.  The goal of the publik skool sistim is to indoctrinate your child into an amoral Leftist.

And they're doing a damn good job of that.  Destroy it, burn the remains, and then salt the earth where it stood as a warning to others.

Thursday, April 25, 2019


This is the sound of blubbery horse shit

The problem isn't with society, the problem is that this fat cow cannot put the fork down.

“We should be critical of the use of science and the production of knowledge to continue promoting this idea that certain bodies are fit, able, and it my fatness that causes my high blood pressure, or is it my experience of weight stigma?" Rashatwar asked. She then connected the science suggesting that obesity is unhealthy to Nazism, saying that "fatphobic" science is “often actually eugenic science....eugenic science is Nazi science.”

There's a photo of this grossly obese woman at the link, so you can just take a gander if you wish.  She's giving a speech titled "Radical Fat Liberation".  Yes, it's as stupid as it sounds.

Look folks, I'm not a skinny man.  When I was riding my bike to town and back every day, I was a skinny kid, but that was decades ago and my life has changed somewhat.  I fight the urge to eat unhealthy food on a daily basis.  I make sure I don't gorge myself.  I watch what I eat and exercise as much as I can, given my job and my physical problems.  So what I'm saying is that I am not some guy blessed with a metabolism that burns up the calories, I have to work at it.  I know it's work.  I know it's not the easiest thing in the world.  But if you don't want to be a disgusting blob of blubber wiggling and jiggling around your life, then PUT THE FUCKING FORK DOWN.

Do you know what you CANNOT do?  You cannot force me to say or think that your grossly obese body is sexy.  Or appealing.  Or healthy.  Because it's not.

Body positivity is a crock of shit.  You're not "healthy at any size", that's a complete lie.  There are sizes that are healthy, and then there are sizes where you have to hire out the local pro football team to carry your casket after you've died an early death due to your bloated body being unable to maintain itself.

Of course, she gave this speech at a university.  Where else can you peddle absolute bullshit and have it accepted without fail?

Pack, pack, pack it up

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The truth is refreshing

And I'm glad someone is saying this:

Pete, rather than accepting responsibility for willingly living a homosexual lifestyle, tried to blame his sexual choice on God.  He said to Pence, "Your quarrel is with my Creator."  No, it is not the Creator's fault, because Christ said in Matthew 19:4–5, "Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?"  Obviously, Pete chose not to obey his Creator's command and plan for the human race.  The mayor has that legal right, but it is folly for him to suggest that his lifestyle choice is moral or to suggest that it is wrong for decent people to question his wisdom or to even bring up the issue.

Pete Buttigieg desperately needs Mike Pence to be enemy #1, because if he's not, then Pete Buttigieg is just another failing Democrat mayor of a sinking city.

Growing Up Straight, a book recommended by the National Institute of Mental Health, reveals that "[s]cientific consensus holds that homosexuality is very largely conditioned by the environment and childhood and most particularly by parental influence in the home."  No gay gene, so no excuse. 
Two researchers, Bearrman and Bruckner, in the March 2002 American Journal of Sociology, concluded, "[O]ur results support the hypothesis that less gendered socialization in early childhood and preadolescence shapes subsequent same-sex romantic preferences."  The Yale-Columbia professors are saying DNA does not determine same-sex preferences.  It is life experience that shapes sexual preferences.  No one is born gay.  No one.

There is no gay gene.  Nobody is born gay.  And is it any shock that when homosexuality is encouraged in a society, while traditional families are discouraged, that there will be a rise in homosexuality?  Let me close out with this quote from the article, because like I said, the truth is refreshing:

"I'm a Christian.  I don't agree with homosexuality.  I think it's a sin, as I think all sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman is.  If you're openly living in unrepentant sin ... that's walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ."  

Do I think homosexual acts are a sin?  Yes.  Do I think cheating on your wife is a sin?  Yes.  Both are legal.  There's no judicial punishment for adultery, is there?  And yet, legal and moral are not the same.

Pete Buttigieg is in the national news because he's a gay man running for president, and the Democrat Media Complex is masturbating furiously about the possibility of being able to scream "HOMOPHOBIA!" even louder on the national stage.  But what has he done that's noteworthy?  He's the mayor of a city, right?  He's got a performance record.  What, exactly, has he done?

Not much.  He's just another Democrat, running a failing city.  Bravo.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Don't slow down

If you slow down, you lose.

It's that time again

The movers show up way too early.

I'm getting a little tired of moving so often.  I know it's all part of the Army life, but I think my Army life will be coming to a close rather soon.  Looking at all the times I've moved in the past decade..  2008, 2012, 2016 (a pretty good string of four year tours) then 2017 and 2019 back to back.

Time to retire, and let some young buck step up.  Ah well.  One more station, and then I can hang it up.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Just.... Mississippi

So I'm sitting out on the porch, finishing up my cigar, when I hear a vehicle approaching.  It's loud.  Like, a dozen washing machines falling down a flight of stairs loud.  And it crests the hill about 100 yards away from my house, and the noise gets exponentially louder.

And then it comes into view, or at least as much view as can be seen at night in the rural areas around here.  It's a truck, pulling a trailer.  Or dragging a trailer, as the case may be.  I don't know if there were just flat tires making the rear of the trailer drag, or if some part of the trailer had come unscrewed and was dragging.  But there were sparks flying from the entire rear end of the trailer as the truck dragged it along the pavement.  And again, it was loud, like one continuous car wreck in progress.

Before I could really comprehend what I was seeing, it took the curve and disappeared from view, but the racket went on for a good thirty seconds more as it crested another hill and dipped out of auditory range.

Things happen in Mississippi that the Mrs. and I normally don't talk about to our friends and families, because they don't believe half of what we describe.  You have to live here to really comprehend what it's like. 

Oh, and I've also been told that anyone who lives north of I-10 is a damn Yankee.  I asked if it were possible, since the state I claim as residence was founded after the Civil War AND is on the other side of the country, that I escape Yankee status.  All I got was a one-eyed glare, and a lot of muttering about foolishness and nonsense.  But they did like the bread pudding the Mrs. made, so there's that.

He is risen!

He is truly risen!

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Oh crap

Want to see people die en masse?

A public health official in Laredo, Texas, said 20 Congolese migrants are being monitored for Ebola in shelters in his city and across the Mexican border in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. 
Shortly after his announcement during a Laredo City Council meeting, the World Health Organization (WHO) considered declaring a “global emergency” in response to a massive outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

You want to know how bad an ebola outbreak in American could be?  Go read this guy's take on it.  Ebola is scary shit, and if we allow it into this country because of our wide open borders, we won't have to worry about a civil war.  Huge chunks of cities will die.  Just...  die.  Horribly.

This ain't happy news.

Holy Saturday

We wait...

Friday, April 19, 2019

Diversity + Proximity = War

That's why E Pluribus Unum was so damned important, and it's why the Left is going to burn in hell for all eternity for destroying it.

For history's rare multiracial and multiethnic republics, an "e pluribus unum" cohesion is essential. Each particular tribe must owe greater allegiance to the commonwealth than to those who superficially look or worship alike. 
Yet over the last 20 years we have deprecated "unity" and championed "diversity." Americans are being urged by popular culture, universities, schools and government to emphasize their innate differences rather than their common similarities. 
Sometimes the strained effort turns comical. Some hyphenate or add accents or foreign pronunciations to their names. Others fabricate phony ethnic pedigrees in hopes of gaining an edge in job-seeking or admissions. 
The common theme is to be anything other than just normal Americans for whom race, gender and ethnicity are incidental rather than essential to their character.

Identity politics will be just one of the many knives that stab this country to death.  I don't see any way of turning the clock back on this one; we already have people entrenched in the belief that their skin color or country of origin are more important than being American.  Anyone who puts a nation and a hyphen in front of "American" is proudly proclaiming that they are not American.  And if they're not American, they don't share the same values that Americans share, that have allowed us to live in close proximity with each other for the past 242 years.